At Foothill Dental Care, cosmetic dentistry refers to dental procedures that improve the appearance and function of the teeth. Many patients are interested in cosmetic dentistry because they want to improve the appearance of their smile. However, cosmetic dentistry does more than enhance your appearance. It also improves your dental health as well as your general health. For example, many cosmetic treatments help reinforce teeth and improve their strength and functionality. This can help you avoid serious oral health concerns like gum disease and tooth loss. In addition, some cosmetic treatments can also protect your oral health by protecting against tooth decay and sensitivity. For example, tooth whitening can both whiten your smile and protect it from future harmful stains. Other cosmetic treatments, such as dental implants or crowns, can help strengthen and restore individual teeth after damage or decay. Although some treatments can improve your appearance, they can also positively affect your long-term health.
Types of Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments
Porcelain veneers are made of thin, translucent tooth-colored porcelain shells bonded to the front of your teeth to create a straighter, more beautiful smile. They are an excellent option for fixing gaps between teeth, repairing chipped or cracked teeth, and hiding discolorations.
Dental bonding is a great way to improve the appearance of your smile. It’s quick, affordable, and non-invasive, perfect for patients who want immediate cosmetic improvement for their teeth. Plus, the composite resin material used in dental bonding can be shaded to match your natural teeth perfectly.
Dental implants help replace missing teeth due to trauma, decay, disease, and other factors. They are small titanium posts that fuse to your jawbone during oral surgery. Once the healing process is complete, and the dental implant fuses with your bone, a crown, bridge, or denture are cemented atop it to give you.
The Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry
Cosmetic dentistry doesn’t just benefit your smile; it can also give you improved confidence in your appearance. When you have an attractive smile and are happy with your teeth, you’ll naturally feel more confident when interacting with others. This can translate to many aspects of your life, from dating to job interviews and everything in between.
Better Overall Health
Many people don’t realize that having strong and healthy teeth can help you maintain your overall health. That’s because a healthy mouth is less likely to develop gum disease and other problems linked to severe health problems like heart disease and diabetes.
If you want to learn more about how cosmetic dentistry can benefit you, visit Foothill Dental Care: Jean Lee, DDS at 6581 Foothill Blvd, Tujunga, CA 91042, or call (818) 353-1125.